Looking back, one of my favorite memories from when I was growing up is watching thunderstorms with my dad on our front porch. He was always obsessed with storms so, anytime the chance arose, outside we’d go. Of course he’d always make sure it was safe enough. We lived out in the middle of the woods in Illinois, so the threat of tornados, hail, and downed branches was always real. If the storms ever got too bad, we’d reluctantly return inside.
His love of weather didn’t stop there, though. His main choice for television programs and conversation in general was always storm related too. A love that, you’ve probably guessed by now, was passed onto me. That’s why I was so excited when I found out about Storm by Weather Underground.
Storm is a weather app unlike any other. With features like Global Radar with amazing resolution, Storm Tracks with super-detailed breakdown of coming storms, Lightning view (LOVE this), and customizable data maps it’s so much better than anything else I’ve ever seen. My fiancé likes to make fun of me because I spend so much time using it, even when it’s perfectly sunny outside. Which, as I point out to him, doesn’t matter. Storm still provides lots of great information like humidity, what the temperature feels like versus what it really is, wind, air quality – which can be extremely important in a big city – and the history of that day’s weather. Tons of stuff to nerd out on.
Now, to be clear, this app DEFINITELY isn’t just for people who love weather. It’s for literally everyone. Having grown up in a region that was prone to crazy weather, I know how crucial it is to have access to information that will tell you more than what you need to wear that day. Especially when you aren’t within earshot of a local radio/television station or storm siren. In addition to all of the features I mentioned above, Storm also has customizable in-app alerts from NOAA, Environment Canada, and MeteoAlarm. With these, you can always be informed about things like tornados, hurricanes, and severe storms that require you to take action, even if you aren’t checking it everyday like I am.
Something else definitely worth mentioning, because this app is so well equipped, it’s a go-to for people like boaters, aviators, and rescue workers. The importance of being able to prepare oneself for potentially dangerous weather conditions is something everyone can identify with. That said, the fact that these individuals can rely on the information they get from Storm, means a lot to me.
So, I think it goes without saying, that as soon as I’m finished with this post, I will be introducing to my dad to Storm by Weather Underground right away. Though he’s admittedly not that app inclined, I’m guessing he’ll be just like me and won’t be able to put it down – especially when watching those thunderstorms from the back porch.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Weather Underground. The opinions and text are all mine.